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Minimal. Collect all 36 priceless manuscript pages, which flash helpfully. Avoid the monsters. Relive the 80's in your browser.

Tom's Halls originated in 2007 as a test project to develop a simple 2D platform game engine using JavaScript, CSS, and strict XHTML. I also wanted to emulate the feel of some classic 80's platform games such as Jet Set Willy, Montezuma's Revenge, and Dynamite Dan, and to see how far I could take this in a web context at the time.

The original version featured only 2 screens. Eventually, however, I was harassed into advancing the game further....for an actual-size map of the entire game, click here. To cheat and become invincible to monsters, press P while in the upwards phase of a jump.

For a technical write-up of the game please refer to the CodeProject article.

This game is back online for historical interest and does not represent current best practices in JavaScript, CSS or anything else. Enjoy!

Made in New Zealand

An experiment in
JavaScript and CSS

By Tom W Hall 2007 - 2010

  • Move: Arrow keys
  • Jump: Space